Visual Print & Design invest in new machinery to meet production demand

Visual Print & Design are set to increase its work force and annual turnover with the purchase of new machinery, costing more than £45,000, as part of their overall investment plan of the next six months which will see them invest in the region of £250,000 in total in that time. The company have installed a Xerox Versant 180 digital press to increase capacity and productivity.

The new machine was installed at their Lincoln premises to upgrade and work alongside their existing Xerox C770. The Xerox Versant will be used to increase turnover by £100,000 in 2017/2018, whilst contributing to the Lincoln community by creating two new jobs in the next year

Managing Director of Visual Print & Design Graham Hunstone said the existing Xerox has served Visual Print & Design well over the years and still produces a lot of work, but to increase capacity it was time for an upgrade. “The investment also allows us to take advantage of the quicker speed and extra quality the press offers.” 

“We have seen an increase in demand for digital print, so we felt it was necessary to upgrade our equipment to allow us to keep providing the high speed and quality to our clients. We want to continue to offer our clients a quick turnaround across all print orders and having this top of the range print machine in house will enable us to continue to do just that”. 

The Xerox Versant 180 takes paper weights from 52gsm to 350gsm at a top speed of 80ppm. It’s suitable for a wide range of media types, such as leaflets, booklets, business cards, labels and posters. It will now also allow us to print larger sized printed products such as 6 page A4 leaflets.

Visual Print & Design continue to grow and the investment of the Xerox Versant 180 is the 3rd new machine to be purchased in two years. The Visual Print & Design team also run a Mutoh large format printer in-house, offering roller banners, posters and PVC outdoor banners with a 24hr turnaround. In addition, the team have a Morgana booklet maker which allows them to push internal finishing and offer clients professionally finished booklets with impressive turnaround times.

The Xerox Versant 180 is a welcome addition to Visual Print & Design, who hope to support the local economy by increasing their workforce by an extra 2 members of staff within the next year, who will work the internal print and finishing machines and to help with the increase in demand for digital print. 

Graham added “We are constantly growing and investing as a company, always looking to improve our outputs so clients continue to receive high quality work. The installation of the Versant 180 is another exciting chapter of our growth and investment plans for 2017–2018.”